Friday, July 12, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013 - Part One


once again I am taking part in the lovely

you may recall me saying last year
that I would be moving my studio to a "much larger" space in my home
as you can see from last year's post
I was in a teeny tiny room
10' X 10"
every time I turned my chair around
I felt like I was going to run into something behind me

it...just...wasn't...working...anymore...

here is a little snippet of one of the corners in the "previous" space


and here is a photo of the space
all...cleared...out...


and this is a picture of the room on the main level of my home
that I claimed as my "new" studio space


after painting the new room a wonderful shade of aqua
I then went about the task of sorting through everything from the other room
and finding a spot for all the items

it...was...not...easy...


this is more like it
i call this the "creative" corner of the room

this is where I spend most of my time
coming up with new jewelry creations
and soldering until the wee hours of the morning
(this is when I'm most productive)


I had an extra globe that I made into a pendant light above my work area


and to say I went a little map crazy
would be putting it mildly
let's just say I had a wonderful vintage atlas book
with all these maps in wonderful colors

they lined the back of this huge bookshelf...


and the ends of these magazine file covers...


and the top of this cool desktop caddy...


I must always remember that when I am in my studio
to always leave time to play...

  
another pretty corner of the room...


here is the massive bookshelf
which holds many jars full of my jewelry bits and bobs
and yes, I did spray paint every single jar lid the lovely shade of aqua...


I love that the ceilings in this room are 10 feet high
this allows me to fill the room to the brim


love this sweet pooch


and some of my doll collection...


another sweet doll I found at the irvine flea market

  
there is a curtain closing off that doorway for a reason
to hide the "not so pretty" closet that I haven't painted yet
luckily I had lots of the aqua chenille fabric to use for three curtain panels!


another corner
I love the aqua lockers that a friend wanted to get rid of
didn't take me long to say "I'll take them!"


and then there is this gorgeous prom dress that I just love
thank you kathy for thinking of me and my aqua obsession
when you wanted to sell her


I have a bit of a lantern obsession too
they make me happy


yep...my studio is my "happy place"


I told you I have a lantern obsession...


I couldn't pass these sweet vintage lanterns by
when I happened to spot them on etsy


you might have noticed that all the photos have a certain "filtered" look
these photos were all taken on my iphone with instagram
I am a fan of the "earlybird" filter

thanks for coming by and
stay tuned for Part Two on Saturday...

and if you have a few hours to kill
you might want to head over to check out all the other blogs
who are participating in the party

1 comment:

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Rochelle, Your new studio is fabulous. I especially love the old window, the rusty locker and the vintage ceiling tins. You've got a great collection of goodies to play with and I'm always in love with your jewelry creations. Thank you for sharing your new space!